Robert A. Lague is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master's degree in Applied Piano. He studied Choral Direction with Lorna Cooke DeVaron and piano with Alfred Lague, his father, and Howard Goding. Alfred, a former RIMEA President, and Bob gave many duo-piano concerts together. Bob was President of the NEC Chorus and a bass from Massachusetts in the Bicentennial Chorus of America under the direction of Lukas Foss.
Mr. Lague taught in Massachusetts public schools for 40 years until his retirement in June 2008. He directed more than 30 student plays and musicals and wrote a book entitled "Musical Director Handbook for the Secondary Music Teacher," which was presented at the MMEA All-State Conference. His school choruses performed at the MENC All-Eastern Conferences and MMEA All-State Conferences. He conducted the Stoneham High School Chorus at Disney World in April of 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Mr. Lague was the first conductor of the MMEA Northeastern District Junior Festival Chorus and conducted Festival Choruses in Central and Western Massachusetts and in Southern New Hampshire. He also conducted the Northeastern Junior Boys Chorus in March 2000. He was the accompanist for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Chorus in 2003 and 2004.
Mr. Lague was an accompanist for "Maria" and "Luis" of Sesame Street in various children's concerts around the US and in Bermuda. He is the "Official Organist" for both the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association. He was a delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly for 35 years and its organist for 21 years. In July 2011, Bob was presented with a plaque honoring his 21 years as "Official Organist" and a "Lifetime Achievement Award” plaque from the NEA Fine Arts Caucus, which he founded 25 years ago. At the 1999 MMEA All-State Conference, he received the Lowell Mason Award for Outstanding Work in Music Education. He is the Past-Chairperson of the MMEA Northeast District. He received the Most Valuable Teacher Award from the Red Sox in conjunction with the Mass Teachers Association; the award was given at a Red Sox/Yankees game in 2008.
Mr. Lague has been the Music Director of the Lexington Pops Chorus since its inception in 1982 and is the Choir Director and Organist at the Second Congregational Church of Beverly.